" Hunter in Trap " Documentary of minister of intelligence about arrest of spies
and CIA agents Iranian TV shows a long-haired man of European appearance in his 30s identified
as Slovak Matej Valuch on January 16.
Slovakia's Foreign Ministry says it is being denied access to one of its
citizens arrested in Iran on charges of spying for the United States.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Boris Gandel said on January 22 that attempts to
visit 26-year-old Matej Valuch have so far failed.
Iranian state television aired what it said was a "confession" by Valuch on
In a report titled "The Hunter Trapped," Valuch says he was recruited by the CIA
and that he sent secret information about Iranians to a U.S. intelligence
It was not clear if Valuch was under any kind of pressure when he made the video
Iran is charging Valuch with threatening national security.
He reportedly went to Iran last summer to work in the telecommunications field.
Based on reporting by CTK and AFP
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